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Patents about software algorithms, methods implemented via computer software, and software interfaces

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What are the best post-Alice strategies for drafting claims in software patent applications?

As I understand, the Alice decision set up a two-step rule for determining patent eligibility. Subsequent rulings in the U.S. (like McRO, Inc. v. Activision Publishing, McRO v. Bandai Namco Games ...
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Software patent implementations license

Given that a software patent can be implemented in different ways, languages and platforms then what are the license requirements of the implemented pieces of software? Is it possible that the patent ...
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'Technical effects' of software patents for eligibility

For patent eligibility of software patents in many countries including EU there is a requirement of 'technical effects' on the hardware device. These 'technical effects' are technological advances or ...
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beelinereader patent coverage

I am a fan of beelinereader, I want to use same idea to implement a reader app,in their website it is written that their technology is patented as here https://patents.google.com/patent/...
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A feature in Software Product

Can a feature available in a software product patented? For eg, there are various Core Banking Systems and will they be patenting these features? Then how are other products able to give the features?...
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Software claims and infringement

In a software patent, typically three kinds of claims expressing almost the same idea are listed, namely system claim, method claim, and media claim. In my interpretation, the system claim and ...
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Patent WO 2014122535 A2 (US 14/172,685): User Interface, prior art exists

I studied this patent (pending) and it seems obvious to me that prior art apply on: System for organizing and displaying information on a display device WO2014122535A2 US20140223313 Application ...
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Sending a CD with Codebase

This seems to be the rules on mailing a codebase for a software application on CD, it seems it needs to be on ASCII format. The reason to mail a cd of codebase is to show that you know how to build ...
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Have Windows Media Video 7 (WMV1) patents expired?

the Windows Media Video 7 video coding format is also known as WMV1. WMV 7 "publicly exists" since 1999 [1] in most jurisdictions, patents seems to be valid 20 years software patent where they are ...
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Example of a good patent in Software Development

Wondering what an example of a "good" patent is in Software Development. Basically wondering: How long the good ones typically are (a range of sizes). How much scope one patent contains, or if they ...
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Third party preissuance for a rejected application

I have come across a patent that was granted 9 months + 10 days ago, the patent is very obvious but it was somewhat restricted in its implementation. I have now seen that the inventor filed another ...
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Has anyone patented a way to implement fast tunable optical filters with 1 to 2 nm bandwidth FWHM that are insensitive to angle of incidence?

In reference to the patent: US6901178, Fast Tunable Optical Filter I am interested in whether the combination of a spectrometer and a tunable notch filter based on U.S Patent 6901178 with notch ...
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What aspects of Microsoft's UProve technology is patented by others?

Microsoft published their UProve technology to an open source license; however they mention that they can't guarantee that the technology does not infringe on other patents not covered by Microsoft. ...
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How precise does a patent have to be when it is describing the usage of a neural network?

While preparing a presentation about metadata, I stumbled upon the following patent: Automatic extraction of metadata using a neural network. I have no experience with patents, but the strategies for ...
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Using algorithm whether it infringe patents?

I am planning to develop my own algorithm and software solution that will use Least Significant Bit Algorithm (LSB) in digital watermarking. I have seen that there are lot of articles regarding this ...